2.4.2 2020 and 2030 Land Use Planning

Future land use in the northern subwatershed is not expected to change dramatically by 2020 or 2030 (see Figure 8 and Figure 9), although there will be development.  The northern area, which is located within the City of Minnetrista, is expected to continue to be used as Permanent Rural.  The 2030 Metropolitan Council Planning Framework classifies this area as Diversified Rural, a land use the Metropolitan Council describes as “… the widest variety of farm and non-farm land uses. They include a mix of a limited amount of large-lot residential and clustered housing, agriculture, and facilities and services requiring a rural location” (Metropolitan Council 2004).

South of Dutch Lake in the City of Mound, the area now predominantly single family residential is essentially fully developed, and no significant change is expected by 2020 or 2030.  To the north and east of Dutch Lake is an area that may experience some changing land use or development pressure.  Minnetrista’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan classifies this area as Low Density (0-2.2 units per acre) Single Family Residential while the 2030 Framework classifies it as Developing Area.  Currently this is agricultural or wooded areas dotted with residences on large lots, and there is some potential for lot subdivision.  A significant part of the general area identified for potential future development is wetland.